Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Registration for IBTTA’s
76th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Now Open – Baltimore, MD USA, September 21-24, 2008

Join IBTTA for the most significant gathering of toll industry professionals and business partners in the world. More than 1,000 delegates from 25 countries on six continents will converge on Baltimore’s Waterfront to examine best practices and critical innovations in toll industry finance, marketing, technology, customer service, environmental stewardship, operations, maintenance, and related issues. This meeting is hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Registration cut-off for this meeting is September 5, 2008. For more information, visit IBTTA’s website and
register online today! www.IBTTA.org.


AVIATION

1) Unified Communications Takes Flight
Mumbai airport's CIO plans to use unified communications on a scale unheard of in India and to generate revenue.
Link to story in CIO:
http://www.cio.com.au/index.php/id;887554576;fp;2;fpid;2

2) The Latest Hot Spot is On the Plane
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121788491128311271.html?mod=Travel79_1
Delta to Offer Wi-Fi on Mainline Domestic Fleet
Link to AP story:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gvul5p4iVUiXI9tyNF8S4RfITYWAD92C7OR00
Link to news release from Delta:
http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=11127

CAMERAS

3) Speed Camera Details Go Online in Victoria
Link to story in The Age:
http://www.theage.com.au/national/speed-camera-details-go-online-20080805-3qb6.html

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) Finding Funds in Tolls and Taxes
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.dresser04aug04,0,6837661.column

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) Procurement Plan Will Delay Galileo, Say Industry Officials
Link to story in GPS World:
http://sidt.gpsworld.com/gpssidt/System+Design+and+Test+News/Procurement-Plan-Will-Delay-Galileo-Say-Industry-O/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/533704?contextCategoryId=33831

6) You Can Go To…
Sure, the navbots can talk now, but communication is still a one-way street.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/04/AR2008080402467.html?hpid=topnews

7) GPS Device Makers Still Own the Road – For Now
Link to story in Forbes:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/08/04/gps-tomtom-garmin-tech-wire-cx_ll_0805gps.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Biometric Database to be Formed in Israel
Data to include fingerprints, computerized facial features embedded on IDs, passports.
Link to Ynetnews story:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3577046,00.html

SPACE

9) Boeing Opens New Satellite Mission Control Center
Link to story in the Press-Telegram:
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_10097282

TRANSIT

10) New Automated Public Transport Fare System to be Launched in Sofia in September
Link to story in The Sofia Echo:
http://www.sofiaecho.com/article/new-public-transport-fare-system-to-be-launched-in-september/id_30992/catid_66

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) EU to Free Up Radio Waves and Get Cars Out of Jams
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSL435991220080804


News Releases
1)
Back by Popular Demand – CITE’s Very Successful ‘Blended’ Courses


Job Posting
- Transit Construction Change Management Systems Engineer – KOHL Group – New York, New York
http://www.kohlgroup.com/career.htm#KR070708_Change%20Management


Upcoming Events
14th Annual North America/Central Europe/Central and South Asia Airport Issues Conference – October 28-30 – Athens
http://events.aaae.org/sites/081004/


Today in Transportation History
1858 **150th anniversary** - The first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed. It ran from Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Valentia, Ireland.
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/hst/atlantic-cable/

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